Newcomb College baluster form vase could top $5K

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Original artworks – many by renowned New Orleans painters and other

Newcomb College art pottery vase

Newcomb College art pottery blue matte glaze baluster vase by Anna Francis Simpson, made in 1919 with relief floral decoration, 6 ½ inches tall (est. $3,000-$5,000). (All photos courtesy Crescent City Auction Gallery)

regional artists – and over 225 lots of stunning estate jewelry pieces, to include diamonds, rubies, sapphires, tanzanites and more, are just part of a two-day estates auction slated for Feb. 27-28 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans.

In all, more than 1,400 lots will come up for bid, starting at 9 a.m. Central time Saturday, and 10 a.m. Central time Sunday. The auction will feature Part 2 of fine jewelry items from Peacock’s Estate Jewelry – the iconic and longstanding fine jewelry store on Royal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter – plus French furniture, clocks, lamps and lighting and other items from numerous local and Southern estates.

Bidding will be available by phone, by absentia, online through LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable, and live in the firm’s gallery.

A strong candidate for top lot of the auction promises to be a pair of rare French Gothic Revival bronze 12-light chandeliers, 65 inches tall and made circa 1900. The chandeliers are expected to sell for $6,000-$12,000. Also, a pair of Venetian-style 20th century parcel gilt composition and wood polychromed blackamoor torcheres (lamp stands) should change hands for $2,000-$3,000.

Artwork by Louisiana artists will include an oil on board painting by Clementine Hunter (1886-1987), titled A Burial (1969), signed and titled ($6,000-$8,000); a 20th century oil on canvas by James Michalopoulos (b. 1951), titled New Orleans Balcony ($4,000-$6,000); and a gold leaf over red clay artwork by George Dunbar (b. 1927), titled Heart, signed (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Also featured will be a lovely Newcomb College art pottery blue matte glaze baluster vase by Anna

Gothic Revival chandeliers

Pair of rare French Gothic Revival bronze 12-light chandeliers, 65 inches tall and made circa 1900 (est. $6,000-$12,000).

Francis Simpson, produced in 1919 with relief floral decoration and standing 6 ½ inches tall ($3,000-$5,000).

Additional featured lots include:
• French Provincial Louis XV-style carved oak and cherry sideboard ($1,200-$1,800)
• 1850 French gilt bronze figural mantle clock ($1,000-$2,000)
• An unusual 19th century carved walnut Black Forest liqueur set, with four glass decanters and 16 glasses ($1,500-$2,500)

For more information, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com, email info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com, or call 504-529-5057.

 

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